Boston Celtics Haven't Presented Enough for Bulls to Trade Jimmy Butler

ESPN's Marc Stein reports that Boston has been turned down for every established wing they have pursued thus far in advance of the draft.

So who will the Celtics pick at No. 3?

The Bulls, sources say, continue to show little interest in dealing Butler to the Celtics, who previously tried to trade for him before the league's annual deadline in February.

If Hayward is off the market, that's one less target for teams looking to trade their picks to make a splash in Thursday's draft to turn to.

According to the same story, the Sixers have been working on the C's to agree to a deal that would see Boston give up the No. 3 pick in a trade that would have Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel come to the Celtics. It's safe to assume that if Sixers don't land an all-star caliber player, they would be forced to settle for former Duke standout Okafor.

Hayward is also set to be a free agent next summer with a player option for the following season, fueling speculation that the Jazz may be willing to trade either Hayward or veteran forward Derrick Favors in exchange for more future assets.

The Bucks have also informed Celtics GM Danny Ainge that Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton "are franchise cornerstones and untouchables".

Sources say the Celtics are one of just a number of teams trying to convince Utah to surrender Hayward - Phoenix, which holds two lottery picks (No. 4 and 13) in Thursday's draft, is another - but the Jazz have been telling interested teams that he is not available.


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